Chicago's O'Hare airport workers strike as Christmas travel rush peaks

Posted: 1:30 PM, Dec 21, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-21 21:30:15Z

CHICAGO - (KGTV) - Workers at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport restaurants, bars and Starbucks walked off the job Thursday - one of the busiest travel days of the Christmas holiday season.

The union tweeted this week that 84 percent of its members voted to authorize a strike over healthcare.

UNITE HERE Local 1 Union said employees would picket until at least 5 p.m., according to the Chicago Tribune .

HMSHost, which operates the restaurants, told the Tribune the locations would remain open.